C. S. Wyatt has worked as a confidential writing consultant since 1994. He has worked with award-winning novelists, playwrights, and screenwriters. Wyatt specializes in narrative structures and audience expectations, with writing degrees from the University of Southern California, California State University Fresno, and the University of Minnesota.
Wyatt was born and raised in California’s San Joaquin Valley, not far from Sequoia National Park. You might describe his roots as humble, especially the early years living in what are now the “Smoke Tree Mobile Estates.”
By second grade, Wyatt knew he wanted to be a writer. A few years later, he was writing plays and staging puppet productions. Yes, he even made costumes for the stuffed cast members and constructed sets. As an adolescent, Wyatt admired the works of Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams.
Having endured Central California summer days above 110F, Wyatt and his wife traded hot summers for harsh winters. They each completed graduate degrees at the University of Minnesota. Wyatt earned a doctorate from the Department of Writing Studies. He also learned that -40F is much worse than 110F.
Wyatt was a visiting assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University during the 2014-15 academic year. He is currently completing an MFA in Film and Digital Technology at Chatham University. Learning the technical aspects of film production will enable Wyatt to participate in Pittsburgh’s independent film community.